Just as intricate and in-depth as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but with more humour. I lost a lot of sleep staying up because I didn't want to turn it off.
Usually the second book is not as good as the first. This one was better, easy to imagine it all happening and made me eager to read the next one
Saul Reichlin is an accomplished narrator, who makes all the characters believable.
I loved the thorough research that went into this and the other books of the trilogy, which made the whole story utterly convincing.
What a shame we will have no more of Steig Larsson's books!
Once again, Stieg Larsson has produced a jaw-dropping murder mystery without parallel. Salander is an incredible heroine, and the book is filled with plot twists that simply can't be foreseen. I can't quite believe how good this series is, and I can't wait to get to the next book.
Saul Reichlin does a fabulous job reading this trilogy. The stories are compelling and interesting. A great investment in downloading and listening to all three. I am certain I am not alone in being sad that Larsson died before completing the next book. Knowing nothing about Swedish society I found the books fascinating as a contrast to North American society. Loved all three books!
This too-short series is a terrific read/listen. The characters are are rich, vital, and quirky with distinctive character flaws that make them incredibly tangible. The balance of character development and driving storyline is flawless. I found all three of the books very hard to stop listening to and the characters and their predicament stayed with me even when I wasn't listening. Once you've read one, you won't be able to stop and you'll be sorry when they're over.
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This was another great listen. I enjoyed it just as much as the first in the trilogy. There is lots of detail but it the book more interesting.
Saul Reichlin is excellent again as the narrator.
While this second book in the trilogy started off at a much better pace than the first, it was less riveting overall. We were much more involved with the heroine in this book and, sadly, saw less of the hero. And whereas "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" felt like the book that wouldn't quit, delivering one "ending" after another, this book felt like a book that never ended at all. It seemed that he just stopped writing because he reached a certain page count. There was far too much of the story that was still unresolved.
When the recording stopped, I was driving down the road and all I could think was, "What the heck..." The opening chapter of the third book feels like it is simply the next chapter of "The Girl Who Played With Fire".
I like the story, but this particular book disappointed me in that it did not deliver the same level of tension as the first, did not let me get to see the hero in action and ended abruptly without resolving anything.
That said, I am now half way through "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" and am already hoping against hope that the rumours of a posthumous fourth book are true.
Thrilling, interesting and captivating.
All three books of this series are outstanding, love them all, they just keep you on edge all the way through.
His performance was strong the story just kept giving.
Can't wait to listen to more.